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Tammy Keith

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Family’s dog loves football

posted: 01/25/2015 midnight Discuss

[Editor’s note: The following column originally ran in 2008, but with all the talk about football, she wanted to get in on the action with a nod to the sport this week, even though it’s just through her dog’s name.]

Rising again: Vilonia school ahead of schedule; safe-room grant sought

posted: 01/25/2015 midnight Discuss

Construction of the approximately $13 million intermediate school in Vilonia is a week ahead of where it was before a tornado destroyed the school in April, Superintendent David Stephens said.

Gregory Lasker: Former NFL player back in Conway to ‘build community’

posted: 01/25/2015 midnight Discuss

Nothing about 50-year-old Gregory Lasker’s appearance shouts former NFL player, but someone in the Conway restaurant overheard that Lasker had brought his Super Bowl ring.

Heber Springs named Volunteer Community of the Year — again

posted: 01/25/2015 midnight Discuss

HEBER SPRINGS — As many times as Heber Springs has been named Volunteer Community of the Year — more than a dozen — it never gets old, said Ina Brown, special projects manager for the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

Heber Springs named Volunteer Community of the Year

posted: 01/22/2015 midnight Discuss

HEBER SPRINGS — As many times as Heber Springs has been named Volunteer Community of the Year — more than a dozen — it never gets old, said Ina Brown, special projects manager for the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

Jeff Moncrease: Founder of MLK event says judge character, not color

posted: 01/18/2015 midnight Discuss

Jeff Moncrease recalled that when he talked to Conway residents in 1999 about starting a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, some said it would never work.

Come on, Siri, I’m serious

posted: 01/18/2015 midnight Discuss

I have a personal assistant, and she’s on thin ice.

For Melton Cotton: Greenbrier center renamed for former mayor

posted: 01/18/2015 midnight Discuss

Quick, what’s the name of the facility in Greenbrier where people go to exercise or hold events?

Morrilton chamber plans ‘barn-raising’ event for Jan. 29

posted: 01/18/2015 midnight Discuss

MORRILTON — No actual cows or pigs will be involved, but the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a “barn-raising” event Jan. 29 to recruit committee members for the chamber and the Grow Morrilton initiative.

‘It’s amazing’: College students help Mayflower, Vilonia residents

posted: 01/15/2015 midnight Discuss

Beatrice and Theardis Stubbs of Mayflower have lost two homes to disasters during their 40-year marriage, the last to April’s tornado, but a group of college students last week helped the couple improve their new home.

Active 97-year-old says he’s ‘just lucky’

posted: 01/15/2015 midnight Discuss

CONWAY — Burlie Thomas of Conway said he feels pretty good as he approaches his 98th birthday, and he credits much of that to the Faulkner County Senior Citizens Program.

Shopping after the ball drops

posted: 01/11/2015 midnight Discuss

Shopping is a great way to celebrate any holiday, and I started a new tradition a couple of years ago for New Year’s Day.

‘A better life’: Conway woman first STAND graduate

posted: 01/11/2015 midnight Discuss

Tara Perkins sat on the couch in the mobile home with one leg crossed over the other, swinging it nervously, smiling and occasionally crying as she talked.

St. Joseph basketball team shows support with shoelaces

posted: 01/11/2015 midnight Discuss

CONWAY — When people comment on the blue shoelaces in the St. Joseph girls basketball players’ purple shoes, “we tell them it’s a symbol of hope for ALS,” team member Erin Sterka said.

Bonnie McKay: Conway artist marvels at Arkansas’ natural beauty

posted: 01/11/2015 midnight Discuss

Conway artist Bonnie McKay’s earliest memories are of shapes and colors — the iridescent, dancing rainbows in the mussel shells that washed up from the White River when she was a child, the patterns she saw in the stained-glass windows of her church.

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